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12th April 2021

Running into a flat car battery can be irritating at the best of times – but especially when you’re in a rush, leaving for work or heading to appointment. Let’s be honest, experiencing a dead car battery at any time is likely to put a stop to your plans for the day. So, why do car batteries go flat? And how can you tell if a car battery is dead? Why does my car battery keep dying? Car batteries...

12th March 2021

Considering purchasing an electric vehicle, but want to get to grips with the benefits they offer? As well as the well-known environmental advantages, electric cars can also offer benefits on reducing your costs, your road tax, and the general running costs, too. What are the advantages of electric vehicles? Electric cars environmental benefits The main benefit associated with buying electric v...

12th March 2021

Experiencing a flat car battery can happen to the best of us - and usually at inconvenient times, such as if you are late for an appointment or work. However, knowing how to jump start a car could save you a lot of stress in the future, especially when you do not have time to recharge your battery. Follow our handy guide to get your car going again. How to start a car with jump leads What do I n...

6th August 2018

Understanding the importance of tyre tread depth, and how to check yours, will help keep you safer Minimum tyre tread depth UK Take a look at these numbers. In 2016 there were 37.1 million vehicles licensed for use on UK roads, with 1.87 billion car miles driven. During this period there were just under 180,000 road casualties, and of these 1,792 were fatalities – representing the highest leve...

5th March 2021

The brake fluid in a car is vital to the smooth use of any brake system – without it, the brakes would cease to function. As a driver, checking and topping up brake fluid is your responsibility and not doing so could risk the life of not only yourself, but any passengers in your car. Read our helpful tip on how to top up brake fluid, how to check it and the warning signs that might occur when the...

24th February 2021

Electric cars operate by plugging into a charging point, and receiving electricity from the grid. This electricity is then stored in rechargeable batteries which powers the electric motor of the vehicle – and allows the vehicle’s wheels to move. Initially, electric vehicle batteries were made of the lead-acid variety, but now, modern day electric cars use lithium-ion batteries – which are able to...

18th February 2021

What is engine coolant, and how does it work in your vehicle? Our guide to engine coolant has you covered, detailing the difference between antifreeze and coolant, as well as the benefits engine coolant can have for your vehicle in the colder months. Is antifreeze the same as coolant? Yes – antifreeze, also known as engine coolant, is one of the vital components needed for your vehicle to run ef...

18th February 2021

Oil is vital to the smooth running of your car engine hence why checking your oil level regularly and knowing how to do this is so important. Car oil lubricates your engine, reducing friction and heat which causes wear and tear. However, the friction and heat can cause your oil to degrade over time so we must check our oil regularly! Checking your oil level In order to check your car’s oil level...

21st January 2021

Legally, all cars older than 3 years are required to have an annual MOT to check for faults and functionality. However, some classic cars and other historical vehicles are exempt from MOTs if they fit certain criteria. By the end of this guide, you should know everything you need to about classic car MOTs. Criteria - Does my historic vehicle need an MOT? All historical vehicles, including cars,...

19th January 2021

Driving on the motorway for the first time? Or perhaps you’re wanting to improve your confidence driving on the motorway? Our detailed guide of motorway driving tips has you covered. Joining or leaving the motorway Often, the most daunting thought of motorway driving is joining or leaving the motorway, as well as knowing how to overtake safety and correctly. That’s why we’ve put together some to...